1. If it really continues to be possible to trade picks into future years in return for a 50% annual premium in value (e.g. as measured by the trade value chart), then that is a good thing to do. Brady's "closing window" does not invalidate the strategy. 2. If this really is a particularly good draft, then it would be nice to get a particularly high premium for any such trade. 3. BB's negotiating strategy, whether on trades or on contracts, seems to be to declare an acceptable deal and stick to it. I.e., he's well toward the "firm price end of the "firm price"/"haggle" spectrum. Either orientation has its strengths and weaknesses; he has his. Accept it. (I happen to share BB's orientation. Like BB, I'd guess I'm better than the other guy at game theory, but not necessarily better at reading people or at avoiding being read.) 4. None of the above precludes trading up. However ... 5. ... given the likelihood of being able to get a good return from trading a late first-rounder forward, BB might be reluctant to give such assets up until they're on the clock.